Samba caching directory handles? (Writes to incorrect home dir)

James Sutherland jas88 at
Tue May 15 14:30:17 GMT 2001

On Tue, 15 May 2001, Gerald Carter wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2001 07:35:55 Andrew Tridgell wrote:
> > I wonder if we can use DFS to make it work right? I'm just thinking
> > aloud here, but what about we:
> >
> > 1) always give a DFS redirect on the "homes" share
> >
> > 2) when the client asks for the redirected location give them
> > \\server\USERNAME (we have the username at that point)
> >
> > Shirish, you're our DFS expert, should this work?
> The problem is that Win9x client do not ship with a DFS
> client.  It is an add-on.  If I understand what you are saying
> it would requires client side modifications.

IOW, there *ARE* clients out there which will exhibit this broken attempt
at caching but don't support DFS? Looks like DCB's "phase it out with lots
of warning" approach, then?


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